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Grateful Dead Live at P.N.E. Coliseum on 1973-06-22

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Grateful Dead Live at P.N.E. Coliseum on 1973-06-22

Topics Live concert

Bertha, Beat It On Down The Line, Deal, Mexicali Blues, Box Of Rain, Bird Song, The Race is On, Sugaree, Looks Like Rain, Row Jimmy, Jack Straw, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Big River, Tennessee Jed, Playin' In The Band Here Comes Sunshine, Promised Land, Brown Eyed Women, El Paso, Black Peter, Greatest Story Ever Told, Big Railroad Blues, He's Gone-> Truckin'-> Nobody's Fault But Mine-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> Sugar Magnolia, Casey Jones, E: Johnny B. Goode

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue P.N.E. Coliseum
Location Vancouver, BC, Canada

Source Audience Recording
Lineage AUDMC > Reel > Reel > CD > DAT > WAV > SHN recorded by Donn Amick, FOB, Sony EMC mics spread out across the row > TC-126 master cassette > Amick's Reel recorded at 7-1/2ips > Matt Williams' Reel at 3-3/4ips w/ Dolby(Teac AN-60)
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AUDMC > Reel > Reel > CD > DAT > WAV > SHN recorded by Donn Amick, FOB, Sony EMC mics spread out across the row > TC-126 master cassette > Amick's Reel recorded at 7-1/2ips > Matt Williams' Reel at 3-3/4ips w/ Dolby(Teac AN-60). A > D by Matt Williams and Noah Weiner, encoded by Noah Weiner


Reviewer: 1973 is the year for me - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 30, 2015
Subject: I was there
Twas a long hot and hazy summers day, we waited outside for a few hours to get in. The Dead were a bit late, but proceeded to play and play and play. I was 15, and Europe 72 was my favourite LP
Reviewer: AugustWest79 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 20, 2013
Subject: make room in your most hallowed pantheon
This must be among the very best pre-'75 audience recordings, richly capturing the ambiance of era and venue.

The Bird Song is one of the best ever, not as famous or frenetic as Veneta, but truly rapturous in its own right... sublime, hypnotic, and awesome.

Donn Amick, if you are out there, thank you for this cherished gem.
Reviewer: topher98 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 25, 2013
Subject: Box of Rain!
one of the best box of rains ive heard
Reviewer: lilrichwhiteboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 15, 2013
Subject: Very Nice Audience Show.
Although the sound in the beginning is a bit inconsistant, fading in and out in Bertha. A very nice show. Check out the Bird Song in the other SBD source. It's spectacular.
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 3, 2013
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Reviewer: ZachMorris - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 20, 2011
Subject: Thats what I needed
Row Jimmy is a beauty
I shall inject the rest mentally through the day.
Reviewer: st.stephen6.4 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 21, 2009
Subject: For the record
There are 295 Bird Songs that are inferior to this one, and 1 that is superior. Another way of saying this is the best Bird Song of all time, after Veneta of course.
Reviewer: craven714 - - March 30, 2009
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Reviewer: TwinD - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 5, 2008
Subject: It's been awhile
I seen it's been about nine months since anybody bothered to mention again what a great show this is and how nice the recording (for a 1973 aud) is.

Consider this a reminder.
Reviewer: Weland - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 5, 2007
Subject: black peter
nobody's mentioned the black peter...jerry's incredibly soulfull...the guitar effects on 'fever roll up...' like a feverish hallucination, a heat shimmer...i keep listening to it over and favorite
Reviewer: Bear in 29206 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 4, 2007
Subject: Aud? maybe not, but DAMN!
I've been way too slow to put my 2 cents about this show and, more importantly this version, of this show.

It is one of the cream of the crop downloads I have favored for the last few none!

Yes, there is a hint of a sbd component to it, but who cares!

The sound and the playing merge together on this one more than normal. It, they, are liquid in so many of the cuts.

Yes, there are a few audio blemishes (cut outs, oh gee, it's mono for the first 30 seconds of Here Comes Sunshine then, WHOA!, back into stereo space (it suffers because of this???)


As said before me, the set list, combined with an incredibly jazzy, loose, simple, yet mesmerizing sound makes this a keeper from all the years!

Download the SHN version and know you have the best!
Reviewer: gaZeebo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 11, 2007
Subject: great recording
check out bobby in hc sunshine - damn the instrument separation is wonderful
Reviewer: Gozno_diaries - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 22, 2006
Subject: Reviewer below me
Man, it's an audience tape. For 73 this is awesome!
Reviewer: TN_Again - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 20, 2006
Subject: I do not understand the below reviews
This recording has sonic issues (lack of fidelity) and audible tape hiss. Not for those who like their GD loud and clear.
Reviewer: Jeff Gannon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 18, 2006
OUTSTANDING He's Gone>The 48 Chambers of Phil>Ecstacy>Bliss>Terror>Amazement Jam
Reviewer: tree-ap - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 10, 2006
I generally only get to listen to shows at work through inferior computer speakers, so I usually don't get to "hear" all of the nuances of the shows. But yesterday, I was able to listen with headphones, and I WAS BLOWN AWAY!!! I speculate that this copy COULD be a SNDBRD and AUD copy spliced together---it's a little TOO CLEAR to be just an AUD. You can hear EVERYONE on stage clearly, though the sound does get kinda skeevy for a couple songs after PITB, but comes back nicely.
I'm sure most of remember where we were & what we were doing when we heard our 1st show from the Honey Year of '73. I was driving w/friends smoking some GREAT hash when someone pulled out the Stanford show from 2/9 & started it just before Black Throated Wind. I believe Beer Barrel Polka was next---and I've not been the same since. I also got a copy of Cornell the same night---it was almost too much to handle. Anyway, this show made it seem as if I'd lost my cherry to the GD all over again. I think I may have found my favorite Birdsong, and PITB had certain quality that I'd not heard before.
That this copy can be downloaded still is great. You're missing one of, if not THE greatest shows of this INCREDIBLE year in the GD's history. But don't take mine, or anyone else's word as gospel---listen to it yourself...LISTEN...
Reviewer: grendelschoice - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 19, 2006
Subject: Top 3 Birdsong and more
Keeo coming back to this show because a) it's a real good AUD--not pristine & clean like a SBD, but LOUD and on target w/all band members represented & good vocals, unlike so many AUDS, and b) just look at the set-list.

Classic '73 show, and one of the top 3 Birdsong's you'll ever hear. A must for all Jerry/Birdsong freaks.
Reviewer: mid-maine - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 27, 2006
Subject: great recording, no joke
this recording is unreal! unlike the providence, boston and other '73 aud recordings, there is little audience interference here. perhaps the sound of the room was better than boston garden (gee, that can't be too tough) and providence civic, and the mics had better position, but it must be the mellowness of the audience too (ah, no fireworks for instance).

by the way, i'm not writing this because i suddenly converted to audience recordings after archive pulled the boards. i've always been an aud fan, and this quality is better than an ouade tape from the '80s. my guess is that this is due to the fact that the wall of sound produced such full and rich tones.

if the dead were ever to release a complete audience recording, imho, this would be it. phat jams, prime '73 form, killer audience. in a sense, this is richer than the board because we get the warmth of the room.

highest recommendation!!!!!
Reviewer: Hage - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 30, 2006
Subject: There Are 5 Star Shows...
and there are 5 Star Shows -- This is a 5 STAR SHOW!!! Beautiful versions of many songs - love the Looks Like Rain, Race Is On, interesting Bird Song and others; nice Phil Jam near the end. The Band was definitely on and even Donna fit in nicely - excellent harmonies. This one is not to be missed. Also, except for a small portion of Bertha, the sound quality is excellent.
Reviewer: gotmyticket - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 6, 2006
Subject: Great show good aud for 73'
This was a great show for the set list if that a lone. It is one I might have written out myself if Jerry and the guys had handed me a piece of paper and said "little man tell me what you want to hear" (cause I was in the 1st grade at the time). The sound gets better as the show goes along. Vocals are weak at the start but get better.Not a five but 4.2. Considering when the show was recorded the download and burn are still worth the time since the SBD's are gone from this site. I was late to find out about this site and have a burner at the same time. So I guess we compromise with the band we still love so much. It is like your wife, your not always happy with her but at the end of the day you will still go to bed with her(And she did bring home "Cherry Garcia") which goes good with a buzz. Peace love and all that hippy BS Happy New Year.
Reviewer: Rob Cork - favorite - November 24, 2005
Subject: What happened?
No more downloads?
Reviewer: eyezoftheworld - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 2, 2005
Subject: I DONT KNOW IF I DID...
i dont know if i already reviewed this, but WHO CARES. this is really one of the best shows i have ever heard. i cant help myself from grooving while listening to this smokeing show. i mean, look at the setlist, any show with a setlist like this could not possibly be bad. and your damn right it isnt bad. its killer! thank you everyone who had anything to do with this kick ass show!
Reviewer: kuba - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 3, 2005
Subject: superb audience recording
there is nice sound. recording is perfect stereo. it's the best aud from 70's. you can compare it with aud from 80's. don't download sbd version, here is more energy.
Reviewer: Stargazin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 2, 2005
Subject: Great Solstice Show
The jam from the Phil Zone into The Other One!
Jerry's solo & Phil and Keith's reemergence are divinely futuristic, one of the places in the Dead world that is pure and timeless, it clearly evokes 1977 and 1969 right smack dab in the middle of the 7. We used to call this one
Truckin up to BC Jam...
check out Keith's Chick Corea-esque circles around 5 minutes in to the jam, and Phil & Jerry's spirited, timely re-entries... this one ROLLS up to BC on golden chariot clouds.
Jerry taps into some really inspired playing throughout the whole show. Hey Archive, more stars please!
The Dead are lots of 6 to 7, I give this one a 6.
BTW, I used to have a SBD tape of this show and I prefer this great audience recording. If you like 6-10-73, check out how the boys followed it up, they're takin it to the next level here.
Reviewer: joobie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 27, 2005
Subject: wear a diaper or risk a load in your pants
in a year full of absolutely stellar shows, this is a hidden gem. my mission in life is to proselytize this show among the unfortunate who have not heard the monster second set jam. from he's gone on is as good as it gets. great aud and praise allah for it because the sbd cuts out in the middle of the jam.
Reviewer: liverfenix - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 9, 2005
Subject: chinacatless
beware! no china cat sunflower-other than that, 4.9 stars
Reviewer: southernflavour - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 13, 2004
Subject: one of the best
this show is truly one of the best. It's great hearing this (extremely good) audience tape. with so many great soundboards from this era, it's refreshing to get this perspective.
Reviewer: J. Jonah Jameson - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 15, 2004
Subject: Pretty Tasty!
A very nice performance, and a very tasty AUD recording. Ahhh, the glory days of the Grateful Dead. A few blemishes here and there, but overall a very nice, rich recording. Amazing quality, and an exceptional performance. Does it deserve 5 stars? Why not?
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